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An Omaha native, Dr. Eric Bonness is a Harvard fellowship-trained orthopedic shoulder surgeon who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder conditions. Dr. Bonness is an expert in both open and minimally-invasive arthroscopic procedures for rotator cuff tears, labral tears, fractures, dislocations, and arthritic shoulder conditions.  He has particular specialized training, including time spent in Germany and France as part of a travelling fellowship, in shoulder replacements with bone loss, as well as, tendon transfer surgeries for irreparable rotator cuff tears.

Hometown: Omaha, NE


Biceps Tear at the Shoulder, Biceps Tendinitis, Broken Collarbone, Frozen Shoulder, Humerus Fractures, Labrum Tears (SLAP), Rotator Cuff Tears, Separated Shoulder, Shoulder Arthritis, Shoulder Joint Tear, Shoulder Impingement, Shoulder Injuries, and less common conditions


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Ages treated: 13+

Accepts workers comp: Yes

Team Members

Kate Oswald

Kate and Dr. Bonness work alongside each other in clinic and surgery to provide comprehensive shoulder care. Kate often sees Dr. Bonness' patients and they collaborate on their progress.


12 Years in Practice




  • University of Nebraska – Lincoln | B.S., Biological Sciences & Biochemistry (2008)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center | MD (2012)
  • University of Nebraska-Creighton University Health Foundation | Orthopaedic Surgery Residency (2017)
  • Boston Shoulder Institute at Harvard University | Shoulder Surgery Fellowship (2018)

Memberships & Awards


Patient Reviews

4.9 out of 5 (762 Ratings, 244 Comments)

5 stars
Apr 16, 2024
Great experience
5 stars
Apr 16, 2024
I will be back to see Dr. Bonness When I need too. I have a very bad break in my right arm. Also missing parts. Thank you For telling the truth.
5 stars
Apr 16, 2024
Professional and explained options and treatment well. Everyone was very nice.
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